We reach out to residents in our community to assess their needs and promote awareness of services and resources available for them. One such initiative resulted in Golden ConneXion.
Golden Connexion is a project started in partnership between TRANS FSC (Bedok Reservoir) and a group of residents staying at Blk 609A Bedok Reservoir Road (‘Golden Cassia’). As the studio apartment block was built for adults above the age of 55, there was a substantial number of elderly living alone, facing health and other social issues. When two residents came forward to share their struggles in advocating for enhanced safety measures, the staff identified a handful of residents with similar concerns and decided to partner and empower them to meet their block’s needs. The group named themselves Golden ConneXion as they collectively identified as ‘connectors’, connecting residents to resources in the community.
In their first year, the group successfully advocated to relevant key stakeholders for improved lighting, fire safety and the construction of new access pathways. Since then, they have organized a Police Dialogue in December 2017 and have established close working relationships with other community partners.